Prof Martin van Eldik obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the North-West University in Potchefstroom.
He is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering where his research group focus
on research relevant to the thermal-fluid industry with the emphasis on energy systems. This include research into
the next generation of heat pumps including the use of CO2 as refrigerant for high temperature applications.
Martin is also a Business Unit Manager with M-Tech Industrial (Pty) Ltd mainly focusing on turnkey energy efficient
heat pump hot water solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors. He is also involved with the technical
and R&D aspects of M-Tech's water heating heat pumps and mine cooling units.